Act FAST to detect a stroke and save life

Act FAST to detect a stroke and save life

Stroke is a cardiovascular disease with severe neurological consequences. There are two main forms of stroke: the ischemic stroke, which is due to the formation of a blood clot Inside a cerebral vessel, and the hemorrhagic stroke, which is consecutive the rupture of a cerebral vessel. These two forms share the same symptoms.

Op2Lysis is currently developing the first medical treatment dedicated to hemorrhagic stroke patients. tPA-induced thrombolysis and mechanical retrieval of blood clot are now common practices for the treatment of ischemic stroke if these strategies are started with in the few hours following symptom onset.

Kniwing and being able to identify stroke symptoms is vital for stroke victims and may save life. Act FAST and share the information!

http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/recognizing-stroke/act-fast

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